INR4531 Economics and Politics of the EU
This course discusses the history, process and institutions of the European economic and political integration. The first part focuses primarily on the EU member states. It starts with the historical institutional forerunner, sketching the early history of integration. The second part examines the European Union as such. Institutions are introduced and the decision-making processes are reviewed. The third part uses the basic historical and institutional knowledge to discuss issues of European integration. The development of the European monetary union and the introduction of a single European currency will be used to analyze the financial changes involved in European economic and political integration. The fourth part represent the effort to explain European integration and its actors. Using the conflict lines of European debate, the major approaches towards integration in politics, economics and ideology are introduced. The course will conclude with an analysis of European-US trade relations, the impact on the US economy, businesses and governmental institutions.
Terms Typically Offered: Spring
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